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Befriender Match – Retired Opera Singer

Befriending / Visiting volunteer needed for ENRYCH Berkshire

Our volunteers support and enable people with a physical disability to take up, or return to, a hobby, interest, sporting activity or learning opportunity which they cannot do without some help or support. This support is mainly about giving confidence, understanding and emotional support to bring colour to our members’ lives.

We are looking for everyday folk who might have a few free hours each week to share an interest with someone with a disability. That hobby you’ve had for years might be just the thing that one of our Members is looking for. You never know – volunteering might actually add some unexpected colour to your life too!

This delightful retired opera singer is looking for a volunteer/s to go out to concerts, tea and dinner with. Music is the love of his life.
He would also like someone who plays the piano who would be willing to accompany him singing at home and maybe do some informal concerts with.
If you fancy going to concerts but do not play the piano (or vice versa) please contact us anyway; we may need two volunteers for him. If you are a music lover you are the right person for this gentleman!

He has Parkinson’s disease and is unable to stand for long but he is still in fine voice! He also uses a mobility scooter and has an electric wheelchair. If the volunteer has a car, he uses two sticks to walk a short way with.

Interests – Singing, Concerts, Going out to eat, Tea & Dinner, Church and Politics

Timing – Afternoons or Evenings

General Location – Central Reading

Interested but want to know a little more about what being a volunteer is like? Read about Maria’s volunteering experience HERE

Take a look at our new Befriender Match page to see examples of people seeking befrienders now.

Organisation
Contact person firstname
Roz Watts, Volunteer Co-ordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
01189291675
Mobile?
07926023908
Contact instructions?
Monday to Wednesday

Location description
Central Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Not specified
Secure bicycle parking?
Not specified
Near public transport?
Not specified
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon PMMon EVETue PMTue EVEWed PMWed EVEThu PMThu EVEFri PMFri EVESat PMSat EVESun PMSun EVE
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
ENRYCH Berkshire asks that Volunteers be able to commit a few hours each week. These hours will be agreed between you and the ENRYCH Berkshire Member, meaning that the partnership can work at a time that suits you both.
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Good sense of humourSociablePatientSupportiveWants to get out and aboutEmotionally robustPhysically fit
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
No
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
As appropriate
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
The Volunteer Co-ordinator supports all volunteers and members
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel costs
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
31 July 2018

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